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Growing-up Too Fast

Four years ago, I took these pictures at the playground of our apartment:

ThenFour years later, I have this:


Honestly, I still can’t believe that he’s already FIVE years old. Two years down the road, he will begin his formal education in Primary 1.

It didn’t seem like such a long time ago that he was an infant with just two lower middle teeth. As I watch him growing up every day, I’m continually amazed at how wonderful a person he’s becoming.

Sure he has his quirks and monkey business that frustrate me to a point of madness sometimes, but who doesn’t have them. I’m just glad that he is a great kid on the whole and I’m truly blessed to have him in my life.


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  • Hi Emily, it’s strange but the recent photo looks like its older than the baby photos, because of the yellowish tint. Yes, as mothers, we all feel that our babies grow up too fast!

    • Emily

      Hi Haruki,
      Yeah, the recent photo was taken using Instagram with the Early Bird Filter, that gives a yellowish tint, thus making it looks older. Somehow, we just miss those baby days, huh?

  • I share the exact sentiments and wish that time would slow down truly…really do miss the days that my son was just a tot. 5 is a tough age to manage for me too, K is not quite a baby, but also not grown up…and the meltdowns, I am getting all sorts of out of control episodes from him quite often this year, are u also getting from your boy?

    • Emily

      Hi Rachel,
      Agree, the 5 year-olds are tough nuts to crack. There are quite a few disciplining sessions this week too. I even threaten to buy a cane if he doesn’t behave. At this age, we also start to worry about their academics. Still trying to find that Chinese Enrichment class for him, and I hope to make a decision by next weekend and enroll for him to start from Term 3. Chinese, arghhhh!

      There is a parent-teacher meeting in mid May. I wonder what the teachers got to say about him.

  • Hi Emily, I can’t agree with you more. My second child is soon turning 1, and it’s all gone by too quickly. It’s really a challenge to cherish every moment given the busy lives we lead today, but thank God for the blog and the memories that I’ve managed to record there!

    • Emily

      Hi June,
      Thanks for dropping-by. I’m thankful to have this blog to record all the precious moments too. I feel that my memory is getting worst by day, so blogging is a good thing! Thanks for the ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day. I was just talking to the Hubby about it last night, now I need some fresh ideas. 🙂